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Mesa Harkins theater premieres film about teen's efforts to help underprivileged kids

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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 9:35 am | Updated: 12:37 pm, Thu Nov 1, 2012.

Seven years ago, Zach Bonner saw images from Hurricane Charley and decided he wanted to do something to help.

With just his small red wagon, he collected water bottles and supplies. A year later, he formed the Little Red Wagon nonprofit organization to help homeless and underprivileged children. In 2010, the Florida teen's "March Across America," took him from Tampa to Los Angeles to raise awareness of hungry and homeless children.

His story is now a feature film, "Little Red Wagon," which will premiere at Mesa's Harkins Superstition Springs 25 beginning Friday. Proceeds from the weeklong showing will benefit the Valley's Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development.

Arizona State University is joining with now 14-year-old Bonner and his Little Red Wagon Foundation to help homeless children through a backpack drive, also to benefit Tumbleweed. Bonner will pick up backpacks Friday at both the Tempe and Phoenix ASU campuses.

To learn more about the film, see harkinstheatres.com and search under Superstition Springs theater.

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